Mezcal Negroni

Everything you love about a traditional Negroni and then some…


Mezcal Negroni

Made by Jena Ellenwood

The perfect balance of bitter, sweet, and a touch of smoke—we love each an every ingredient in this cocktail! 

A perfect start to a meal, especially when you’re looking to switch things up because this version takes it up a notch. The Mezcal Negroni is the cocktail you didn’t know you were missing.

Grab your favorite craft bottles of sweet vermouth, zippy bitter aperitivo, and a beautiful mezcal and mix along with Jena!

Remember, cocktails taste better with friends, so don’t forget to share the recipe!

Curious about mezcal? Want to learn more? Then check out our article Magical, Misunderstood Mezcal.

Let’s Get Stirrin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: Bar Spoon, Rocks Glass, Peeler

Difficulty: Easy


1 oz La Quintinye Vermouth Royal, (perhaps the first sweet vermouth to use Pineau des Charentes)

1 oz Bordiga 1888 Bitter Rosso

1 oz Del Amigo Mezcal 

A strip of orange zest

  1. In a rocks glass, add vermouth, aperitivo, and mezcal
  2. Add 1 large ice cube and stir.
  3. Garnish your Mezcal Negroni with a strip of expressed orange zest to add some brightness and enjoy!
Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail
But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well! So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well!
  • Sweet
  • Sour
  • Spiritous
  • Refreshing
  • Complex/Funky/Unique
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